Data Integration with SAP IBP using SAP CPI-DS

Posted by Suresh Sellaiah on 13-Nov-2018 12:21:19

I have recently worked on an SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) project focusing on implementing an efficient Demand and Supply Planning process (with supporting S&OP layer), where there were many transactional interface requirements between SAP ECC and IBP. In this blog I will explain how powerful the SAP Cloud Platform Integration for Data Services (CPI-DS) tool is in integrating master data and transaction data from SAP ECC to SAP IBP and in passing the planning results back from SAP IBP to SAP ECC.

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Topics: SAP IBP, CPI-DS, Integration Services, Integrated Business Planning

A planner’s Excel sheet loaded to SAP IBP using CPI-DS

Posted by Steve Rampton on 06-Jul-2018 07:05:01

In our experience, most customers have planning data held on spreadsheets, with e.g. ProdLoc or ProdCust by row and a time dimension in each column, similar to the view below;

But! In order to send the above forecast data into SAP Integrated Business (IBP) via Cloud Platform Integration – Data Services (CPI-DS), there can only be a single row per time period, similar to the view below (note that the data is loaded in to a staging table prior to committing to the HANA database);

Obviously such manual reformatting of data every time a load is required for SAP IBP is a waste of planner time and effort.

 

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Topics: SAP IBP, CPI-DS, Integration Services

Challenges of SAP Integrated Business Planning in the Cloud

Posted by Peter Clancy on 24-Nov-2016 14:27:47

Implementing a cloud solution today, even in an organisationally cloud aware environment, is still a daunting task. There are many requirements to ensure that a product is safe and secure to use, as well as ensuring it achieves the business benefits that are required.

This blog focusses on Challenges of SAP’s Integrated Business Planning (IBP) solution, a cloud based planning software, and tries to give pointers as to what to do when you develop your own clould migration strategy. The IT industry is still in a period of growth with cloud based solutions industry wide, so it’s quite important to consider any challenges that a company would face in implementing and using IBP operationally – this blog seeks to identify the 6 top challenges and see how IBP or SAP addresses these.

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Topics: IBP, HANA Cloud Platform, HCI, Integration Services, Cloud

SAP HANA Cloud Platform integration services. How to connect IBP & APO

Posted by Sarath Suryadevara on 22-Sep-2016 07:50:00

In this blog I intend to give an overview of SAP HANA® Cloud Platform (HCP), integration services, and will also explain the integration steps and configuration required to integrate SAP Advanced Planning and Optimisation (APO) Demand Planning (DP) data with SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP) using a pre-existing template.

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Topics: IBP, HANA Cloud Platform, Integration Services